SUPER SECRET DRIVER TIP for UBER/LYFT

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NOTES on VIDEO: How to never hurt your acceptance rating when you don’t want to do a ride! I take a moment to get to the explanation, however, here’s what to do if you get a ping and you can’t accept it for some reason (sudden accident, need a bathroom break, much too far away, etc).

UPDATE: Uber and Lyft now implement a feature for drivers that lets you tap a SIGN OFF button during a ride, to automatically sign you out of the driver app as soon as your current ride is finished. This effectually solves the problem of getting an unwanted ping immediately after you end a ride. This button is hiding at the bottom of the waybill on the Uber app, but easier to see on the Lyft app.

Sometimes you get pinged immediately after finishing a ride and you don’t get the option to sign off! Or maybe you forget to sign off but you don’t want to hurt your acceptance rating, because this could ruin your weekly bonuses. So, the secret is simply to POWER OFF your cell phone as quickly as possible. If you have an Android, you can also pop off the battery (avoid touching the screen) to hard reset. If you power down before the timer hits “zero” the app will assume you never got the request.

You might also be able to accomplish this by going into “airplane mode” but I wouldn’t risk that. This isn’t meant to game the system, but rather it’s a last resort to log off when you can’t take a ride. Please use the info wisely.

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  1. If it's an iPhone you can do a hard reset by holding down the power and home button together which will reboot the phone in exactly 8 seconds. Airplane mode is also just as fast by exiting the UBER app, swiping up on the home screen, and clicking the airplane mode button.

  2. That's cool… I would maybe be open to that. Usually I don't have that issue a lot since I don't like eating in my car but good info man. Also my only issue would be not always by default be open to having to accept a request just before I end a ride. I like it and enjoy it so I can just do one ride after another, however Uber doesn't always know when you prefer a break and should you want to have one when you get ping just before ending initial ride, then you're dinged on your record for your acceptance rate. Not sure if it's a good idea to turn off your phone when you get that ping when you're still ON A RIDE but that request coming in by default that I think is cool at times could suck at other times when I just want to chill for a second.

  3. Adam..What is your thought on leasing a car..? zero down lease program..? I'm doing lyft now..55 or so rides a week..2012 4cyl malibu..21 mpgs.. (mileage adding up..about 2k per mo..)Sacramento area.. Toyota Prius..? I read uber will sell you a car..

  4. stfu and suck on this 5 star tip: UBER HATES YOU, DRIVER. ONLY DRIVER, HURRY UP AND TAKE YOUR MASTER, I MEAN EMPLOYER, I MEAN BOSS TO THE TOP UNTILL YOU GET TAKEN OVER BY NOBODY. OK MAYBE A CHIP. TRUST ME, U SPENT 20 SECONDS TO EXPRESS HOW EMBARRASED YOU FEEL DOING WHAT YOU DO. MUSIC IS SLOWLY VANISHING FROM YOUR SOUL AS U MENTIONED NOTHING ABOUT YOUR "PASSION" UBER IS YOUR DAD, AND YOU ARE WORKING FOR ☆'s, not $. time for me to mind my own now. drive yourself to the studio my friend, and hate me all you want.

  5. If you became an Uber driver before September 2015, the commission that Uber keep it is 20%. After that date is 25%.
    Alert: I had a rider that was either stupid or honest or both, she stated that she always uses pool because is half the price, and once she is in the ride, she tells the driver that she is in a hurry or an emergency, and demands from the driver to not to pick up another passenger. Well, I had several passengers already doing this to me in Chicago.
    Furthermore, if you drive in the suburbs like I do, 1 in every 20 rides that are pool, will not have a second or a third, so you are making less for greater expense.
    I brought this to Uber, instead of resolving this issue, I got a threatening email, that my account will be deactivated for refusing pool!
    I think it is fair for the driver to decide if he/she wants to pick up people that request pool.
    Also, WTF with those riders that expect a limo service but they pay less than they would pay a taxi, let alone a limo service!
    Remember: Uber is a 50 BILLION dollar corporation, they are like a pyramid, they make money on the new drivers because they are not aware of the trap.
    Have in mind that at the end of the year, when you file your income taxes, and because you will receive from Uber a 1099 form, you are responsible to pay Federal income taxes, state taxes, FICA/Social Security and Medicare tax, this is an average 1/3 of your pre-25% commission.
    One more scam is that the rider fee, Uber place it in your 1099 as if you received it, but in reality they keep it!
    In the suburbs of Chicago, we have to pay taxes to the city, even if you don't drive in the city!!!!
    On top of all this, and hopefully you do not get into an accident, and if you are lucky that your regular driver insurance does not find out that you have been using your personal vehicle for commercial porpoises!
    Just remember 50 BILLION DOLLARS IS WHAT THAT COMPANY IS WORTH! They have their HQ in Ireland, and other Tax heaven, they pay little or no taxes, while you and I are stuck with the tax bill.
    Final thought: How much are YOU worth for them?

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